9. St. Tropez, France
St. Tropez is a town located on the southeastern part of France on the French Riviera. It is known for its luxurious beaches, which are around thirty meters wide and include their own beach hut for private or public tanning. Other Tropezian beach activities include sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. Motorized water sport rentals, such as power boats, water skiing and jet bikes, are available.
Titled the “playground for rappers and international celebrities,” St. Tropez is known for its sandy beaches, hot nightlife, culture, and gourmet food. Located in St. Tropez is the Plage de Tahiti beach, which has a clothing-optional policy and risqué atmosphere. When celebrities are not tanning, they can be found on the dance floor of the Les Caves du Roy club at the Hotel Byblos.
The legendary Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc has hosted celebrities including Sharon Stone, Mel Gibson, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Taylor and Colin Firth. It was originally built as a private mansion but was opened as a hotel in 1870. In 2011, the hotel spent sixty seven million dollars on renovations to make it the celebrity-worthy hotel it is today.
Vacationing like a celebrity in St. Tropez will set you back roughly $710 per night at a five star hotel and $350 per night at a three star hotel. Privacy is not something the average guest at St. Tropez will experience as the vacation spot sees more than one hundred thousand visitors each day.